Nature & Outdoors

Listening Vessels

Open Daily

6:00 am

11:00 pm

With sound in mind, Doug Hollis created these two stone sculptures out of Alabama limestone. Their concave interiors focus sound waves, allowing you to speak very softly and be heard in the other vessel seventy feet away.

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Listening Vessels

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The Listening Vessels, which can be found in the Wortham Foundation Gardens, were a gift from Maconda Brown O’Connor.

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Discovery Green’s location in the heart of downtown, as well as its beautifully maintained landscape, makes it a much sought-after outdoor venue for events. From company picnics, fundraisers and product launches to concerts, festivals, birthday parties and weddings, the Discovery Green campus has the perfect spot for any event from 20 people to 20,000.